Brazil

The Psychology of My Return to Rio

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I’m going back to Brazil to see places I missed the first time, from seaside sand dunes to slave cities. But I’m also righting a profound wrong.

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Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro

Finding the Right Stretch of Beach in Rio

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There is no definitive “best” beach in Rio de Janeiro, so focus instead on matching your tastes and preferences to the stretch of coastline that’s best suited to you.

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How to Get a Brazil Tourist Visa in Lima

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This sage advice comes from inaugural guest poster Laura Yates, who works with SA Luxury Expeditions in Lima, Peru. After you read this entry, make sure and check out her site!

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Fruit in São Paulo, Brazil

City Wars: Rio de Janeiro vs. Sao Paulo

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Comparing Rio and São Paulo is like trying to choose between two vastly different types of fruit, each with a different flavor, texture and color.

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Fruit stand at Mercado Municipal in São Paulo, Brazil

High Prices for Travelers in Brazil

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If you can’t afford to spend a minimum of $50 per day for the duration of your travel in Brazil, you will have a difficult time getting by.

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How to Get a Brazilian Visa in Buenos Aires

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Getting your Brazilian visa in Buenos Aires occupies a few hours of sightseeing time in the Argentine capital, but ensures you won’t get turned away at any Brazilian land or air borders for not having one.

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Casual sex in Brazil

All About Casual Sex in Brazil

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Casual sex isn’t at all a taboo in Brazil. And trust me: When a taboo is lifted, you’ll be amazed at the kinds of things you do.

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Galeria Melissa in São Paulo, Brazil

The Most Dangerous Part of São Paulo

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Don’t buy into the hype that São Paulo is somehow inferior to Rio de Janeiro, Salvador or other more exotic Brazilian destinations — any traveler who visits Brazil and skips São Paulo is doing himself a massive disservice.

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